The city of Mazara cries Cajetan SalernoL’artist mazarese died at 67 years old, known internationally for his contemporary painting full of colors and meanings. His disappearance is a great loss for the world of culture.
The funeral is scheduled for Monday 2 January at 3 pm in the Cristo Re church, while the funeral home has been set up in the morgue of the Castelvetrano hospital.
Salerno, graduated in 1982 in Political Sciences at the University of Palermo, has obtained in his career some very important awards, among them the one for the work “Brain in flight”.
His works are also present in many contemporary art books and there are many art exhibitions set up in the most famous places of culture in the national territory in which Gaetano Salerno has participated.
There were many condolence messages on Facebook, starting with the post from the Municipality of Mazara del Vallo: “The Mazarese painter Gaetano Salerno passed away at the age of 67. He had been included in the Atlas of Contemporary Art 2020, published by De Agostini, a work considered among the most prestigious in Italy which includes internationally renowned artists, including Pietro Consagra and Giovanni Modica from Mazara. Numerous exhibitions in which his works have been exhibited. In 2021 with the patronage of the Municipality, the Santo Vassallo gallery hosted the exhibition Kronos – Journey through Art. The municipal administration, with the mayor and joint leader, join in the condolences.
Emotion in the words of friends and acquaintances: “Another friend, very dear to me, Gaetano Salerno has been stolen from our affection by a dead lady. I had written about his pictorial work and presented him with an exhibition. We had met at the bar a few days before we heard the news of his stroke. Gaetano was a special person and he was also a multifaceted, multi-purpose person with many interests. He was not only a good painter but he was also a musician, a composer and wrote and played his songs. He was also a history buff and had written about the history of Mazara. Above all, Mo was an affectionate and sensitive friend, of great humanity. I am sure that he will leave a void in all those who have had the good fortune to associate with him. Goodbye my dear friend”. And again: “Happy travels to you, a doubly great artist in that you also composed and sang beautiful music. A little surprised by this sad news”.
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